State reports 5,126 new coronavirus cases, positive test rate hits new high, Robert Chappell, Nov. 14; Dane County pushes past 21,000 cumulative cases as one new death reported, hospitalizations drop, Stephanie Díaz de León, Nov. 14, Madison365. Deaths at 2,573 as Wisconsin tops 300,000 COVID-19 cases, breaking daily record again, Scott Bauer, Associated Press, Nov. 14.
Access to quality education is at risk for housing-insecure children in Madison as their families face the economic blowback of COVID-19 and the end of an eviction moratorium looms.
Governor Evers announced a $30 million CARES Act fund on Sept. 3, which directs $25 million towards the Wisconsin Rental Assistance Program. The next day, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced a national eviction moratorium in an effort to mitigate the spread of COVID-19. However, come Dec. 31, families will be to pay their accumulated rent. If they are unable to do so, they will be evicted, putting children’s access to quality remote learning at risk.
How and when will we know who won?, Wisconsin State Journal, Nov. 1. Politics and Voting
Turnout on UW campuses may be key in close legislative races, Brianna Reilly, Capital Times, Nov. 1. DOJ, Attorney General Josh Kaul warns against voter intimidation ahead of election day, Shanzeh Ahmad, WSJ, Oct.
How the federal COVID-19 formula hurt some of Wisconsin's most vulnerable college students, Kelly Meyerhofer, Wisconsin State Journal, Oct. 25. New daily Wisconsin COVID-19 cases remain above 4,000; more than 1,700 dead, Elizabeth Beyer, WSJ, Oct. 25; Positive test rate jumps to 24.6%, average daily deaths reaches 28, Robert Chappell, Madison365, Oct. 24.
At the University of Wisconsin-Madison, football Saturdays usually mean large crowds, packed bars, and a football stadium full of thousands of fans. But this year will be markedly different. Courtney Degen spoke to public health authorities, neighborhood leaders & a bar owner about what Badger football looks like in the pandemic era.
Small business owners have seen a slow but steady flow of customers since Dane County loosened restrictions in early June in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic -- and some have been able to adapt, while others haven't.
With modified options such as operating under reduced hours, offering curbside pickups and focusing on take-out, small business owners on Monroe Street have responded to a changing economic environment making efforts to balance out public health protocols and their footing in the business.
MMSD will remain all virtual through Jan. 22, 2021, Scott Girard, Capital Times, Oct. 17. COVID-19
Dane County reports 142 new cases as WDSS system goes offline through 10/19, Stephanie Díaz de Léon, Madison365, Oct. 17.
“It took 172 years to have a Black woman serving in this place in history and so I don’t take that for granted,” Nia Trammell said. Trammell is the first Black woman to serve as a judge outside of Milwaukee County in Wisconsin.